Will he play or will he sit out? That’s the question Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is hoping resonates in the collective mind of the Bengals coaching staff.
Earlier this week it was reported by the Carroll County Times that Ray Lewis would miss at least this week’s game against divisional rival, the Cincinnati Bengals. From what we’ve seen from Coach Harbaugh at a recent presser is that he’s feeling a little testy about the info leak. Apparently he feels it gives Marvin Lewis & Company a tactical edge.
So instead of the “out” status, Harbaugh is labeling Ray “questionable” and the Ravens have been sure to let the national talking heads such as Peter King in on the “possibility” that Ray Lewis, being Ray Lewis and the consummate warrior, just might tough it out and play.
Obviously Harbaugh believes the mystery requires a greater planning effort on the part of the Bengals staff. For me the cover up suggests one thing – Ray Lewis will be a sideline observer today and Harbaugh has concerns about the “next man up”. If not why would Harbaugh be so testy? If Ray truly intended to play, why wouldn’t Harbaugh after being questioned about Lewis’ status say something like, “we’ll see on Sunday.”
Maybe Harbaugh should spend more time in the self-scouting room and less time in “spin cycle.”
That Tim Tebow sure is a lightning rod. It seems that every ESPN show, every NFL Network program and every sport talk show across the nation has spent time discussing the former Heisman Trophy Winner.
Purists will claim that Tebow sets quarterbacking decades. Detractors chuckle at Tebow’s play while supporters argue that the only stat of matter is the “W”.
Wherever you stand on Tebow nearly all would agree that he’s unconventional and most would agree that when defenses formulate a better plan to stop this one-dimensional quarterback, his effectiveness will dwindle and along with it the wins.
On Thursday night Tebow once again came out on top, sealing the victory with this game winning romp into the end zone.